|John Giorno and William S. Burroughs reading, July, 1976. - Giorno, John|
First half of a reading by John Giorno and William S. Burroughs at the Naropa Institute in July of 1976. Buddhist practitioner and poet, Giorno, reads two of his poems, "Drinking the blood of every woman's period," and "Shit, piss, blood, puss and brains." (Continues on 76P116)
|William S. Burroughs Sr. and John Giorno reading, August, 1979. - Burroughs, William S.; Giorno, John|
Second half of a William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading, with John Giorno. William S. Burroughs finishes his reading from The Gay Gun. Buddhist poet Giorno reads two energetic long poems "Eating the sky," and "Put your ear to stone and open your heart to the sky." The latter presentation is accompanied by a recording of Giorno reading the piece earlier, with the sound effect of a distorted, repeating echo...
|Art of poetry reading at the Naropa Institute. - Campbell, Duncan; diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Giorno, John; Trungpa Rinpoche, Chogyam; Waldman, Anne|
A lecture and reading with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane diPrima and John Giorno. The talks include Trungpa Rinpoche on Tibetan poetry, fundamental craziness, how to be a poet, and an exerpt of a Trungpa Rinpoche question and answer session. The readings include Trungpa Rinpoche's "Cynical Letter," Ginsberg's "Energy Vampire," Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," diPrima's "Ave," and Giorno's "Suicide Sutra." The event ends with a spontaneous talking poem by everyone...